Boost Your Income With These Side Gigs
Updated: Jun 28, 2021
Side gigs can be a great way to earn some additional income outside your primary job.
If you are interested in making extra money with a side gig I would invite you to consider these questions first:
Why do I want to start a side gig?
How much money do I want to make?
What am I going to do with the money I make?
How much time do I want to devote to this side gig?
Will I need any start-up funds to get my side gig up and running?
Are there any conflicts with my regular job?
What skills do I currently have that I could use?
What are some new skills I would like to use that I could gain?
What am I interested in?
What would I enjoy doing?
Keeping those questions in mind, here is a way range list of the side gigs you could consider and some websites you could use to get started!
Deliver food (Postmates, Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats)
Deliver other stuff (Amazon Flex)
Shop for others/personal shopper (Instacart)
Answer professional questions in your expertise (Justanswers)
Take surveys and play games (Inbox dollars, Swagbucks)
Online mock juror (online verdict, virtual jury, ejury)
Sell items you no longer use (eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Yardsale)
Sell items you make, refurbish, repurpose (Etsy, farmers market)
Sell services (Fiverr, Upwork, 99designs, Taskrabbit, Thumbtack)
Dropshipping (Shopify, Amazon)
Test products at home (Pinecone Research)
Become a mystery shopper
Website/App testing (usertesting.com)
Let companies collect your internet usage data (Nielsen)
Rent your car or RV (Turo, RVshare)
Rent a spare room (Airbnb)
Rent other useful items you own (FriendWithA)
Drive (Uber, Lyft)
Vehicle advertising (Wrapify, Carvertise)
Be a human billboard
Get cashback on purchases (Rakuten, some credit card rewards)
Remote customer service (call center, chat operator)
Create an online course (Udemy)
Create an ebook or audiobook
Teach a second language
Give music lessons
Invest in real estate
Invest in other passive income generators (high yield savings and money market, dividend producing stocks, loan money)
Become a personal trainer
Become a notary
Become a home inspector
Become a caregiver for children and/or adults (care.com)
Pet sitting or dog walking (rover.com)
House sitting (trustedhouseistters, mindmyhouse)
Home chores (cleaning, yard work, cooking, poop scooping, home organizing, snow removal, car washing, window washing, pool cleaning, laundry, etc)
Start a blog
Start a podcast
Start a YouTube channel
Become a proofreader
Sell stock photography
Become a copy or content writer
Become a virtual assistant or social media manager
Become a consultant
Computer/Technology education and troubleshooting
Sports officiating (umpire, referee)
Become a local tour guide
Become an affiliate marketer for products you love
Become part of a Multi-level or direct marketing company
Start your own business based on your skills and interests!
Get a part-time job (bartending, catering staff, retail, restaurants, etc)
This post was so fun to research (so many creative ways to make extra money)!